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Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos

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VINDAS SOLANO, Sofía. The Sandinista Revolution and The Foreign Policies of the United States, the USSR and Costa Rica in the Cartoons of Hugo Díaz, 1974-1994. Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos [online]. 2019, vol.45, pp.425-461. ISSN 2215-4175.

The purpose of this article is to analyze how Hugo Díaz characterizes in his cartoons the actions of actors linked to Costa Rica, USA and the USSR during the events of the Sandinista Revolution. These works capture a specific reading that the artist generates about his context and how he interprets the foreign policies carried out by these actors during the Cold War in relation to the conflict in Nicaragua, between 1974-1994. At the same time, the technical, aesthetic and iconographic aspects of the cartoons and the characters that are represented are analyzed. These works are evidence of the criticism on the alleged position of Costa Rican neutrality.

Keywords : caricature; visual art; humor; illustrations; USSR; USA UU.; Foreign policy; Central America; international relations.

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